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"Say what you like about the Reds, but they knew a thing or two about brutalist military chic. The V-65 Molotok has been reproduced in juntas and dictatorships right across the developing world, and that's not just because of its lethal efficiency, or its complete indifference to the comfort and safety of the pilot. It's because when you look this merciless, the battle's won before you've even taken off.
Please note: This aircraft is excluded from Pegasus Lifestyle Management and must be stored in a personal hangar.
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Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The V-65 Molotok is a military fighter jet featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Smuggler's Run update.

Design

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The V-65 Molotok is a Korean War era fighter jet primarily based on the Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15/MiG-17, with the wing positioning of the Yakovlev Yak-30 with the stabilizer setup of the North American F-86 Sabre. The fact that it can carry rocket pods seems to emulate the MiG-15bis/MiG-17AS, which is the upgraded ground attack version of the MiG-15/MiG-17.

The V-65 Molotok is depicted as a single-seat fighter jet with a two-tone color, where the primary one is applied to the entirety of the aircraft and the secondary one on the intake portion and the wingtips. By default, lacks weapon hardpoints, but will add a pair of these when the drop tanks or the rocket launchers are installed.

Like the RM-10 Bombushka, the interior features a blue flight deck, with dials with the indicators in Russian, clearly stating its origin.

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Performance

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Vehicle Handling

The Molotok performs relatively similar to the other jets available in the game, however it has a slightly lower top speed and acceleration compared to the Hydra. The aircraft also has rather poor maneuverability having the worst turning circle among fighter aircraft. However, it sports a powerful air-brake located around the engine bay which expands and retracts under aileron pressure. This allows the aircraft to quickly slow down, and provides more leeway before the engines shut down. The Molotok provides smooth and easily controllable flight with no strange quirks.

Caution should be taken when installing drop tanks, as it will occupy some space during take-offs, though it should barely make contact with the ground when the required speed is achieved.

Armor and Defense

The Molotok has upgradable armor, making it a relatively durable aircraft. Just like the other Smuggler's Run aircraft, the Molotok has significantly improved resistance to impact damage, making smaller crashes less punishing. It can also withstand two direct hits from the Homing Launcher, although it will be destroyed on the third hit. Just other airplanes, the control surfaces of the Molotok will be destroyed instantly if caught in the blast radius of any explosive. The Heavy Sniper Mk II equipped with explosive rounds will make short work of the aircraft, only three hits are required to completely destroy it. However, this aircraft is well armored against regular bullet damage as it will take 18 shots from the Heavy Sniper to destroy the Molotok.

This aircraft can also equip countermeasures, with a choice between chaff, flares or colored smoke.

Combat

The Molotok is not a particular capable attack aircraft. The poor maneuverability in addition to the lower top speed limits its ability as a dogfighter and the lack of explosive cannons makes it more difficult to engage players on foot.

Weaponry

  • Machine Guns: The Molotok has two machine guns mounted on the nose of the aircraft. These weapons has a moderate firerate but deal high damage per bullet. They have a range of approximately 675 feet. These weapons are functionally the same as the other aircraft guns from the Smuggler's Run update but are mounted closer together.
  • Mounted Homing Missiles: The Molotok can be equipped with missiles pods which can be fired with either "homing on" or with "homing off". These missiles do not have a "reload" cooldown time, like the Hydra or Buzzard and can be fired every second similar to the Savage. These missiles have "poor" tracking and will struggle to hit moving targets and will fly for about five seconds before detonating.

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Aircraft Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Take-Off Speed
(0-60 knots in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh / knots)
Vertical Climb/ Descent Rate
(ft/min)
Engine Type Engine Location Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Website Statements [?]
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Airspeed Indicator (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A N/A Single turbojet engine w/ afterburner Mid-Rear Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
V65Moltok-GTAO-RSCStats
Speed
99.989799%
Acceleration
43.301262%
Braking
50%
Agility
2.484647%

Modifications

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Category Modification Cost Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Countermeasures None $700
Chaff (10) $70,000
Flare (20) $110,000
Smoke
  • White
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Purple
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Red
  • Pink
  • Cyan
$68,500
Drop Tanks No Drop Tanks $2,500
Drop Tanks $5,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Handling Stock Handling $1,000
Smooth Handling $20,000
Sport Handling $27,000
Race Handling $35,000
Livery None $11,400
Cherenkov Vodka $18,240
Simple Stars $19,380
Sprayed 3 Color $20,520
Aird 3 Color $21,660
Dark Desert $22,800
Two Tone Stripes $23,370
Forest 3 Color $23,939
Digital Woodland $24,510
Jungle Fighter $25,080
Sprayed Half Camo $25,650
Respray -
Weapons No Missiles $700
Homing Missiles $195,000
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Image Gallery

Video

GTA Online Smuggler's Run - All Custom Aircraft

GTA Online Smuggler's Run - All Custom Aircraft

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Locations

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  • Available for purchase on Warstock Cache & Carry for $4,788,000 or for $3,600,000 (after completing 18 Air Freight Cargo source missions), provided the player already owns a Hangar.
    • It is classed as a Small vehicle when stored in a Hangar.

Trivia

General

  • "Molotok" is a transliterated Russian word "молоток" which means "a hammer".
  • According to the designation system of USAF, the "V-" prefix is primarily applied to VTOL aircraft, although this also covers STOL aircraft, which the second one is true with the Molotok's performance as a short-takeoff aircraft.

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  • The Molotok is incorrectly spelled "Moltok" on Rockstar Games Social Club.
  • Despite featuring a single set of machine guns with the same properties, the right cannon appears to have a larger diameter than the left gun, which in theory should have higher damage. However, this is physically accurate, as the MiG-15 and the MiG-17 had a 37mm cannon and twin 23mm cannons.

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